Friday, November 29, 2013

RIP Bootsey X

Posted By on Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM

We’re sad to report that Bootsey X, real name Robert Mulrooney, has passed away after a long struggle with brain cancer. Details have yet to be confirmed, but it appears that Bootsey passed on the evening of Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving. Bootsey X was a true rock star, the...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

City Slang: More Thanksgiving musings from musos

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

In the pages of the Metro Times this week, we featured a bunch of local musicians waxing lyrical about what they are thankful for this year. Sadly, we only had room for so many, and some replies came in a little late. Fortunately, this here internet thingy allows us...

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City Slang: Pedal building for gear-heads at the Detroit School of Rock and Pop

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Following the story about Circus Freak Stomp Boxes in this week’s Gift Guide, the Detroit School of Rock and Pop has announced that master of sonic sound Bruce Egnater will be hosting a “Pedal Building Class.” The class takes place on Saturday, December 7, and costs $260. Egnater says,...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A brief chat with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Alongside Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, Megadeth is one of the “Big Four” of thrash metal. Front man Dave Mustaine has had his much-publicized ups and downs, and he’s had more than his share of detractors over the years. We found him to be charming, honest, witty and eloquent in...

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The Last Show: "I Need Different..."

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Before, Kyle didn’t care much if you missed one of his shows After 15 years of band-life, scribbling songs and screaming his head off on stage, he long ago realized that there’s always another show and there’s likely always another band. “ But this time there’s no other show.”...

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Chuck E. Cheese’s fall from grace

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

There comes a time in the careers of all great artists when they have to look at themselves in the mirror and admit that they just can’t produce the goods the way that they used to. Dave Lee Roth doesn’t like the fact that he can’t do the splits-jump...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. 6 and the 7’s’ Not What Ships Are For (HiRosRise Music) has seen it’s sound, not so much evolve, but certainly progress since the...

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Dead Letter Office Showcase -11.30.13

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Local music label Dead Letter Office was meant to be a house for the underdogs, the overlooked, the musical mail that was never delivered... Instead of returning these songs to their senders, Brandon Frye and Kyle McBee built a label to be somewhat of a lost and found for local...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Fresh Beat Band at the Fox

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Being a music-loving parent can often lead to some strange places. There will be plenty of parents out there who know exactly what I’m talking about. There are many occasions when the taste-filter has to be switched off, because young children like to dance to anything that is catchy...

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10 things to do on the biggest bar night of the year

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Whether you're using it as an excuse to have a reunion with your old hometown gang or simply coping with alcohol before you have to deal with your crazy relatives the next day, the night before Thanksgiving is historically the biggest bar night of the year. Of course, you...

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